Free ranging- not eating feed, is this okay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nicole01, May 27, 2012.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    Mine will free range longer once we fence in our property. I have to keep an eye on them. Both neighbors on each side hate chickens.

    Right now they go out at 8am and come in at 7pm. It's light at 6am and pretty soon the sun will set around 9pm.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2012
  2. Terrik

    Terrik Chirping

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    Mine chickens free range from the time I open the coop door to the time they put themselves to bed. I have noticed the amount of times I have to fill the feeder is not as many as it was during the winter, which I love. I have happen hens and the all go to the coop to lay their eggs and then go back out to find more bugs. When they need a break during the day they end up on out porch looking in through the door or hanging out on my porch chairs. [​IMG]
     

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